West St. Paul Mini Soccer

 

  
 
West St. Paul Mini Soccer
 
 For all levels of Youth Soccer, including Mini Soccer, West St. Paul belongs to FC Northwest (FCNW) which is our District Club.  FCNW is part of the Winnipeg Youth Soccer Association (WYSA) - which is the City Youth Soccer League.  Manitoba Soccer Association (MSA) oversees Soccer in Manitoba as the Provincial Sport Organization.  
 
Mini Soccer is a FUN League for children to start learning the basics of soccer, meet new friends and have fun!  The children enrolled in Mini Soccer are in the Active Start Stage – which gives them the opportunity to develop basic movement skills like running, jumping, landing, kicking, throwing, and catching in a fun setting built around informal play and positive reinforcement.
 
These age groups can sign up with West St. Paul Mini Soccer for the 2023 Season:
U5 (2019/2018)
U6 (2017)
U7 (2016)
U8 (2015)
 
Are you looking for a Soccer Program for a younger age group?  Check out Sportball Soccer

West St. Paul Mini Soccer Registration

All Soccer Registrations are done ONLINE
 
For more information about Mini Soccer, including season length, days of play, etc... please click the Information for Information for Players option in the dropdown menu
 
***NEW for 2023*** - We will not be taking any special requests regarding team placements, playing with another player, etc... unless there is a commitment to volunteer to Coach, Assistant Coach, act as Team Manager, etc...  Only those who VOLUNTEER will have their request considered (one request per registration).  Without volunteers, the program will not be able to operate.  Volunteers can be mom, dad, grandpa, grandma, big brother, big sister, auntie, uncle or cousin!  Find more information on coaching by clicking the Information for Coaches option in the dropdown menu.
 
The DEADLINE to Register for Soccer is Friday March 24, 2023
Any registrations done after this time will be subject to the FC Northwest Soccer LATE REGISTRATION POLICY
 
All players MUST register with the Manitoba Soccer Association (MSA) and pay the MSA Registration Fee BEFORE registering with their home Community Centre
 
MSA Mini Soccer Registration Fee:
U5 - U8: $16.00/Player
 
West St. Paul Mini Soccer Registration Fee:
U5 - U8: $80.00/Player ($65.00/Player plus a $15.00 Administration Fee)

Step by Step Registration Process:
 
STEP 1: Register with Manitoba Soccer Association - Click HERE
Under Association select MSA – West St. Paul Community Centre

STEP 2: Register with Community Centre - Click HERE
 
If you are having issues registering with Manitoba Soccer Association please contact mbsoccer@manitobasoccer.ca
 
Click HERE to view the West St. Paul Recreation Committee Refund Policy - Sports Registrations
For the 2023 Mini Soccer Season teams are co-ed with a mixture of boys & girls on each team.  If there are not enough West St. Paul Teams to make a schedule, teams may play against the East St. Paul Mini Soccer Teams of the same age.

Volunteer Coaches are NEEDED in order to run the West St. Paul Mini Soccer Program!  Without volunteers to coach, the program will not be able to operate.  
Find more information on coaching by clicking the Information for Coaches option in the dropdown menu.
 
West St. Paul Mini Soccer FAQ’s:

  • How much does it cost to register for Mini Soccer?
    • All Soccer Registrations are done ONLINE
    • All Players must register directly with Manitoba Soccer Association and pay the $16.00/Player MSA Fee for the 2023 Season - LINK
    • All Players much then register with West St. Paul and pay the $80.00/Player West St. Paul Mini Soccer Registration Fee ($65.00/Player plus a $15.00 Administration Fee) - LINK
    • Both steps MUST be completed in order to be registered for the 2023 West St. Paul Mini Soccer Season 
  • When does the Mini Soccer Season run?
    • The season runs in May & June – start date TBA and weather dependent
  • Days & Times of Games
    • U5 (2019/2018) - Tuesday & Thursday - 6pm
    • U6 (2017) - Monday & Wednesday - 6pm
    • U7 (2016) - Tuesday & Thursday - 7:15pm
    • U8 (2015) - Mondays & Wednesdays - 7:15pm
      • NOTE: If we do not receive enough registrations to form separate teams for the U7 & U8 Age Groups, these ages may be combined.  If so, U7/U8 Games may be scheduled on Tuesdays & Thursdays at 7:15pm.
      • Parents/Guardians, please ensure that someone will be staying on-site with your child during the duration of Mini Soccer (1hr).  You are encouraged to participate with your child during the training session of the program!            
  • Can my child play with a friend?
    • We recognize the importance of friendships, however we will not be taking any special requests unless there is a commitment to volunteer to Coach, Assistant Coach, act as Team Manager, etc...  Only those who VOLUNTEER will have their request considered (one request per registration).
    • Without volunteers, the program will not be able to operate.  Volunteers can be mom, dad, grandpa, grandma, big brother, big sister, auntie, uncle or cousin!  Find more information on coaching by clicking the Information for Coaches option in the dropdown menu.
  • What do the players need to wear / bring?
    • cleats / runners & socks
    • shin guards
    • shorts or pants, depending on the weather conditions
    • water bottle
    • A Soccer Ball and Jersey will be provided for the season!  Players can keep the Soccer Ball but Jersey may have to be returned at the end of the season
  • Weather Conditions
    • Games are played come rain, snow, or shine. Only extreme weather (lightening) or hazardous field conditions (soaked fields) will cause cancellations. Lightning must be present, not forecast.
    • Sometimes, games get played in both wet and cold weather. Splash pants (over shorts) and a light jacket (under jerseys) are allowed in these conditions.
    • WYSA (Winnipeg Youth Soccer Association) posts on game days if games will be called off due to weather. Since WSP sometimes has weather different from other parts of the city, please connect with the coach/es from the other team if you are cancelling the game.  There have been times where we've experienced a downpour and other parts of the city were dry.  
    • Visit the WYSA Website for info on Cancellations
  • Snacks
    • Due to the number of different allergies, having a team snack is not a requirement of mini soccer
    • Please do not feel obligated to bring or arrange team snacks
  •  Can players still sign up for 2023 Mini Soccer?
    • Yes!  The deadline to register for Soccer is Friday March 24, 2023

 

Mini Soccer Coaches Corner:

***NEW for 2023***We will not be taking any special requests regarding team placements, playing with another player, etc... unless there is a commitment to volunteer to Coach, Assistant Coach, act as Team Manager, etc...  Only those who VOLUNTEER will have their request considered (one request per registration).  Without volunteers, the program will not be able to operate.  Volunteers can be mom, dad, grandpa, grandma, big brother, big sister, auntie, uncle or cousin!   

Volunteer Coaches are NEEDED in order to run the West St. Paul Mini Soccer Program!  Without volunteers to coach, the program will not be able to operate

Here is a basic rundown of what coaches are responsible for:

  • Picking up WSP Mini Soccer Equipment from the Access Centre, bringing it to each game and returning it at the end of the season
  • Introducing yourself to your team, communicating game schedules and being present at each game
  • Running a few warm-up exercises with kids (e.g. a lap around the field, stretching, jumping jacks, arm circles, etc.).
  • Running soccer drills and skills before games (e.g. dribbling a ball around cones, practicing shooting on net, etc.). 
  • Help ensure players get equal playing time (substitute lines approximately every 3 minutes).
  • Make sure players stay on the field when they are playing and on the sidelines when they are not playing.
  • Help teach good sportsmanship. Encourage players to cheer on their teammates and congratulate the other team for a game well played!

That’s it! At this age, you don’t need to be a professional soccer player to coach your child’s team. In fact, it’s completely okay if you’ve never played soccer before. It’s more about teaching kids how to be a team player (taking turns on the field, passing and sharing the ball, cheering for their teammates).

 

West St. Paul Soccer Coach "To Do” Check-List:

Complete the appropriate MSA Coaches Clinic for the age group you are coaching

Complete Respect in Sport (RIS) for Activity Leaders

Obtain a Criminal Record & Vulnerable Sector Check

Obtain a Child Abuse Registry Check

Submit copies of each certificate, completed checks and receipts for expenses incurred to recreation@weststpaul.com


All coaches must complete the following: 

Canada Soccer Grassroots Coaching Course

All coaches are required to have completed appropriate Canada Soccer Grassroots Coaching Course for the age group you plan to Coach

  • Active Start – U4-U6
  • FUNdamentals – U6-U9
  • LEARN TO TRAIN – U9-U12
  • SOCCER FOR LIFE – U13 +

The theoretical portion of the Coaching Courses are completed ONLINE through Canada Soccer – click HERE to sign up

The on-field practical portion of the Coaches Courses are completed through Manitoba Soccer Association - Info TBA!

ALL RECEIPTS are to be submitted to  recreation@weststpaul.com for reimbursements

 

Respect in Sport (RIS) for Activity Leaders (Good for 5 years)

Free Course offered ONLINE through Sport Manitoba

If you have completed RIS in the past - click on "Click here to look it up" and input your email address that you would have used.  You will be able to see your certification date.  From that date your certification is good for 5 years.

If the date is past 5 years they will need to click "Click here to re-certify"

Coaches Clinic & RIS Certificates will need to be sent to recreation@weststpaul.com upon completion!

 

Coaches are also required to obtain & submit:

Criminal Record & Vulnerable Sector Check (Good for 3 years)

West St. Paul Residents:

In order to volunteer with the Rural Municipality of West St. Paul a Criminal Record Search & Vulnerable Sector Check must be obtained through the Red River North (formerly East St. Paul) RCMP Detachment.  You must live in the RM of West St. Paul to obtain a Criminal Record Search through this RCMP Detachment.

Steps to obtain Criminal Record Search & Vulnerable Sector Checks:

1. Download the "Consent for Release of Information” (Criminal Record Check) and "Consent for Check for Sexual Offence for which a Record Suspension has Been Granted or Issued” (Vulnerable Sector Check) Forms

2. Please print the forms and complete all the highlighted areas. Be sure to initial "The Type of Record Check Required” where indicated

3. Hand in the completed forms and copies of two (2) pieces of valid Government issued identification, one of which must be photo identification to the Access Centre. Copies of 2 Pieces of ID is required!! Please do not send your Social Insurance Number

4. Completed forms, copies of your ID and a Volunteer Letter will be submitted to the Red River North RCMP Detachment on your behalf 

5. Completed criminal record check will be mailed within 10-14 business days upon receipt - it will be mailed directly to you.  Please bring a copy in to the Access Centre once received 

If you have a copy of a past Criminal Record & Vulnerable Sector Check that is less than 3 years old please send a copy to recreation@weststpaul.com

City of Winnipeg Residents:

 To those that reside in Winnipeg please follow the process below to get your criminal record check started. 
2. Follow the instructions on the pages
3. Agency name: Rural Municipality of West St. Paul
4. Once submitted, please forward confirmation email received to recreation@weststpaul.com


Child Abuse Registry Checks (Good for 3 years)

2. Do not worry about the payment portion on the last page, just input your name on the top line
3. Hand in completed form and picture of two (2) pieces of valid ID used for verification to the Access Centre

4. Completed forms, copies of your ID will be submitted to FCNW on your behalf to be processed

5. Completed check will be mailed within 10-14 business days upon receipt - it will be mailed directly to you.  Please bring a copy in to the Access Centre once received 

 
If you have a copy of a past Child Abuse Registry Check that is less than 3 years old please send a copy to recreation@weststpaul.com

ALL RECEIPTS are to be submitted to recreation@weststpaul.com for reimbursements
 
Here is how to hand in the documents / copies of ID’s to the Access Centre:
  • Drop completed forms and copies of ID off directly to the Access Centre Office during regular Office Hours – Monday-Thursday 9am-9pm; Friday 9am-4pm
    • Put copies in a sealed envelope with your name on it – ATTENTION: West St. Paul MINI SOCCER
    • If Access Centre Office is CLOSED please put envelope in mailbox slot of office door (Office closed on Saturday/Sunday but the Facility is open between 9am-4pm)
  • Drop completed forms and copies of ID off in the secured mailbox slot outside the RM of West St. Paul Municipal Office located at 3550 Main Street ANYTIME 
    • Put copies in a sealed envelope with your name on it – ATTENTION: West St. Paul MINI SOCCER
  • Email scan completed forms and copies of ID to recreation@westpaul.com – must be high resolution so forms can be printed!
  • Come directly to the Access Centre to fill out forms and get copies of ID made
    • An appointment has to be made in order to do this!  Contact to the Access Centre recreation@westpaul.com or 204-336-0294 (leave a message)
Check back next season for the 2023 Mini Soccer Schedule! 
 
  • Weather Conditions
    • Games are played come rain, snow, or shine. Only extreme weather (lightening) or hazardous field conditions (soaked fields) will cause cancellations. Lightning must be present, not forecast.
    • Sometimes, games get played in both wet and cold weather. Splash pants (over shorts) and a light jacket (under jerseys) are allowed in these conditions.
    • WYSA (Winnipeg Youth Soccer Association) posts on game days if games will be called off due to weather. Since WSP sometimes has weather different from other parts of the city, please connect with the coach/es from the other team if you are cancelling the game.  There have been times where we've experienced a downpour and other parts of the city were dry.  
    • Visit the WYSA Website for info on Cancellations
U5 & U6 HOME Games will be scheduled at Centennial Park - between Willis Rd & Slater Rd 

 
U7 & U8 HOME Games will be scheduled at the West St. Paul Recreation Site behind the Access Centre - 48 Holland Road

 

AWAY Games may be scheduled at the East St. Paul Soccer Fields - located at 3412 Raleigh St if there are not enough West St. Paul Teams to make a schedule


Resources for Coaches & Players – including trailing drills, skills and practice plans

 Canada Soccer Pathway Coach’s Tool Kit:

Stage One – ACTIVE START U5 & U6

Stage Two – FUNdamentals  U6, U7 & U8

Manitoba Soccer Association (MSA) Grassroots Practice Plans for U5-U18 Soccer

MSA’s Technical Department provides weekly practice plans for Active Start, FUNdamentals, and Learn to Train Coaches

 FCNW Training Drills:

U5    U6    U7    U8